Quotes and Sayings about Crime
The head never rules the heart, but just becomes its partner in crime.
- Mignon McLaughlin
It is shocking how many crimes the Bible contains. The Governor’s wife should cut them all out and paste them into her scrapbook.
- Margaret Atwood
A crime is born in the gap between the morality of society and that of the individual.
- Håkan Nesser
Little crimes breed big crimes. You smile at little crimes and then big crimes blow your head off.
- Terry Pratchett
Crime brings together honest men and concentrates them.
- Émile Durkheim
Punishment creates crime.
- Silvia Hartmann
The worst kind of victim was the kind that was aware of nothing.
- B. Barmanbek
And maybe that’s was her biggest crime of all. Making him fall in love with her.
- Maya Banks
Rape is a more heinous crime than murder since the rape victim dies throughout the period she lives.
- Amit Abraham
In these electric times the criminal receives a cosmopolitan reputation. It is a privilege he shares with few other artists.
- Israel Zangwill
What a greater crime. Than loss of time.
- Thomas Tusser
Commit a crime, and the earth is made of glass.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
I need not pause to explain that crime is not a disease. It is criminology that is a disease.
- G.K. Chesterton
Our crime against criminals lies in the fact that we treat them like rascals.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
Crime is naught but misdirected energy.
- Emma Goldman
Some actions are even baser than the people who commit them.
- Joaquim Maria Machado de Assi
Criminal: a person with predatory instincts who has not sufficient capital to form a corporation.
- Howard Scott
I’m not working-class: I come from the criminal classes.
- Peter O’Toole
A criminal remains a criminal whether he uses a convict’s suit or a monarch’s crown.
- Victor Hugo
The criminal is the creative artist; the detective only the critic.
- G.K. Chesterton
A good act does not wash out the bad, nor a bad act the good. Each should have its own reward.
- George R.R. Martin
For the powerful, crimes are those that others commit.
- Noam Chomsky
To have once been a criminal is no disgrace. To remain a criminal is the disgrace.
- Malcolm X
There are crimes of passion and crimes of logic. The boundary between them is not clearly defined.
- Albert Camus
Criminals should be punished, not fed pastries.
- Lemony Snicket
Good. Illegal is always faster.
- Eoin Colfer
I have too great a soul to die like a criminal.
- John Wilkes Booth
Whenever man commits a crime heaven finds a witness.
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
Crime is contagious. If the government becomes a lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law.
- Louis D. Brandeis
Providence sees to it that no man gets happiness out of crime.
- Conte Vittorio Alfieri
What is crime amongst the multitude, is only vice among the few.
- Benjamin Disraeli
The real significance of crime is in its being a breach of faith with the community of mankind.
- Joseph Conrad
All crime is a kind of disease and should be treated as such.
- Mahatma Gandhi
It takes all sorts of people to make the underworld.
- Don Marquis
Organized crime constitutes nothing less than a guerilla war against society.
- Lyndon Baines Johnson
If you do big things they print your face, and if you do little things they print only your thumbs.
- Arthur Bugs Baer
Sport hunting is a crime. My sympathies are with the fox.
We enact many laws that manufacture criminals, and then a few that punish them.
- Allen Tucker
Set a thief to catch a thief.
Purposelessness is the fruitful mother of crime.
- Charles H. Parkhurst